Cambodia Lost Temples Motorcycle Tour from Phnom Penh – Tour Itinerary:
DAY 1: Cambodia Lost Temples Motorcycle Tour – PHNOM PENH MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO KOMPONG THOM VIA KOMPONG CHHAM (230KM)
After a delicious breakfast we will begin a motorbike trip from our shop and we will get used to the fresh maintained bikes and the chaotic traffic of Cambodia. We will ride a motorcycle through a nice small fishing village with friendly people along the Mekong River. Kompong Cham will be the place for lunch. We will keep riding through a rubber plantations near Kompong Cham and arrive around 5pm in Kompong Thom.
Accommodation: Hotel, AC, Sat TV, hot shower
DAY 2: Cambodia Lost Temples Motorcycle Tour – KOMPONG THOM MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO TBEANG MEANCHEY VIA SAMBOUR PREAH KUK (180KM)
In the morning we will make a trip to the temples of Sambour Preah Kuk. A guide will bring us around the 1000-year-old temple complex and will explain us the history of the Khmer culture. A long gravel road leads us to Tbeang Meanchey. To enjoy the ride we will get off the road if there is enough time. This evening we will have a dinner at a traditional BBQ Restaurant.
Accommodation: Guesthouse, fan, Sat TV, shower
DAY 3: Cambodia Lost Temples Motorcycle Tour– TBEANG MEANCHEY MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO CHOAM KSANT VIA PREAH VIHEAR TEMPLE (150KM)
One of the most significant temples in Cambodia is the Prasath Preah Vihear on a 500m high plateau on the borderline to Thailand. We will make an exploration to this site for an hour before we get to Chaom Khsant, a nearby village on the edge of the Dangrek Mountains in the North of Cambodia where will stay overnight.
Accommodation: Guesthouse with basic comfort and shower
DAY 4: Cambodia Lost Temples Motorcycle Tour– CHOAM KSANT MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO SIEM REAP VIA KOKER (230KM)
Since the year 2004, tourists will have chances to see the temples of Koker again. The Khmer Rouge during the civil war in the 70’s has heavily mined them. As it is safe now this less travelled place of Cambodia will be our destination for lunch. In the evening we will take a ride to Siem Reap and might enjoy a traditional seeing hands massage made by blind people.
Accommodation: Hotel, AC, Sat TV, hot shower
DAY 5: Cambodia Lost Temples Motorcycle Tour – SIEM REAP MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO PHNOM PENH VIA KOMPONG THOM (190KM)
The last day we will go 45 kilometres on the highway to see the ancient bridge 1000 years old at Kampung Kdey. We will take a sandy trails throught the small villages and cross the Tonle Sap by ferry and have a look to the small fishing villages on the river. Around 5pm we will get back to our base in Phnom Penh. After this motorbike trip there will be a lot of stories for sharing. So let’s meet in the evening for a cold beer on the Riverside!
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
* Professional tour guide with his bike
* Honda XR250, Baja or XR400
* 3rd party liability insurance
* Helmet, goggles, gloves, elbow and knee pads set
* River crossings
* Hotel pick-up
* Personal insurance
* Damages to motorcycle
* Alcohol and soft drinks
* Airport transfer and pick-up
* Entrance fees for temples, national park or ferry
* Support vehicle on request ($180/day to be shared among the participants)
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